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An all-time science fiction classic, Rendezvous with Rama is also one of Clarke's best novels--it won the Campbell, Hugo, Jupiter, and Nebula Awards. A huge, mysterious, cylindrical object appears in space, swooping in toward the sun. The citizens of the solar system send a ship to investigate before the enigmatic craft, called Rama, disappears. The astronauts given the task of exploring the hollow cylindrical ship are able to decipher some, but definitely not all, of the extraterrestrial vehicle's puzzles. From the ubiquitous trilateral symmetry of its structures to its cylindrical sea and machine-island, Rama's secrets are strange evidence of an advanced civilization. But who, and where, are the Ramans, and what do they want with humans? Perhaps the answer lies with the busily working biots, or the sealed-off buildings, or the inaccessible "southern" half of the enormous cylinder. Rama's unsolved mysteries are tantalizing indeed. Rendezvous with Rama is fast moving, fascinating, and a must-read for science fiction fans. Clarke collaborated with Gentry Lee in writing several Rama sequels, beginning with Rama II. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
"Mr. Clarke is splendid...We experience that chilling touch of the alien, the not-quite-knowable, that distinguishes SF at its most technically imaginative." -- The New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
The narrator is painfully slow, plodding and monotone, and the occasional phoney accents can be a little annoying especially in the longer deliveries but the story itself is as... Read morePublished 10 months ago by eimb1999
Fabulous book! Typical of Arthur C. Clarke, the story concepts and descriptions of technology are way beyond its time. Great read.Published 10 months ago by matt
Jolly good! Thought it was a great book. Will definitely be buying the next books in the series to see what happens.Published 14 months ago by Francois
I already have this book in a translated version. Wanted the original version, no surprise the story is the same... And it's still a truly good science-novel.Published 16 months ago by Stilgardm
Rendezvous with Rama is a great peice of work. One of Arthur's finiest. The plot line is about a huge cylinder ship heading for earth. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2006 by Mighty Sir Darren
This book, even today, is as fresh and fascinating as it was when it was first published several years ago. Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by Eric
RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA showcases a lot of things that must fascinate Arthur C. Clarke, or at least a lot of concepts that he likes revisiting in his fiction. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Andrew McCaffrey
Although it has been almost two years since I read "Rendezvous With Rama," I clearly remember how the novel entertained and impressed me. I recall that Arthur C. Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by Niko